Housing Commission: A Sign that Policymakers Get Home Ownership?

Tweet Reaching consensus in Washington is more difficult today than ever before, but the housing crisis is too big of an economic burden for a new bipartisan commission to get bogged down in politics. The Bipartisan Policy Center, a D.C. think tank, last week launched a housing commission tasked with finding long-term solutions to help … Continue reading

Politicians Missing the Mark — Left and Right — on Housing

When it came to offering fixes for the housing market, Gov. Rick Perry (R-Texas) wasn’t the only tongue-tied politician on stage at Tuesday night’s Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas. The presidential candidates let an opportunity slip away to explain how they would address the nation’s housing problems. For that matter, the Obama administration hasn’t … Continue reading

Rep. Gary Ackerman Proposes Legislation to Reinvigorate Housing Market

In an effort to jumpstart the sagging housing market, Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-NY) plans to introduce legislation after the August recess that would provide up to $20,000 to nearly two million prospective home owners. Not since the Homestead Act of 1862 has a piece of legislation had the potential to make millions of Americans home … Continue reading

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